US needs a single standard for fuel efficiency: EPA chief
Jul 26, 2018, 10:31
In May, California, 16 other states and the District of Columbia filed a federal suit aiming to preserve fuel economy standards expected to produce cleaner cars of the next decade.
Although the proposal will outline other options, the administration will put its weight behind the dramatic overhaul, including the revocation of California's cherished authority, the people said.
The proposal is still under review, but the core elements aren't expected to change, the sources said. Once the agencies formally unveil the proposal, the public will have a chance to weigh in, with those comments used to develop a final rule that could be implemented as soon as the end of the year.
"This move by President Trump will not only gut federal clean air standards, [but also] this unprecedented attack on state emissions standards will serve to muzzle state leadership on clean automobile standards", she said.
On Tuesday, at least one industry insider said the Trump administration may stop short of fully revoking California's authority to set emissions standards and defer a decision until later. Those standards called for roughly doubling by 2025 the average fuel efficiency of new vehicles sold in the United States to about 50 miles (80 km) per gallon - something the Trump administration has called too onerous for the auto industry but which proponents said could help spur innovation in clean technologies. In the run-up to the mid-term elections in November, the Trump administration is expected to argue that the rule change will "reduce traffic fatalities by making it cheaper for drivers to replace older, less-safe cars, while paring sticker prices for new vehicles even if motorists have to spend more for gasoline".
Shortly after President Trump's election, an auto industry lobbying group sent him a letter asking for more flexibility in the fuel-mileage program.
Caught somewhere in the middle are automakers, who in recent months have stressed they would not support freezing the federal targets and want Washington and Sacramento to continue linking their vehicle efficiency goals.
This is wild. California is among the toughest auto emissions regulators in the country.
Detractors say the scheme is an infringement on states' rights and bad for Americans' health. Meanwhile, California has announced that the state plans to take legal action to fight the intrusion into their state politics.
"One of the reasons they've been somewhat quiet is because they're torn", said Karl Brauer, executive publisher of Autotrader and KBB.com, speaking of the vehicle companies. But instead of pursuing a deal, the plan spearheaded by the Transportation Department and the Environmental Protection Agency will attempt to eliminate or override California's emissions authority and force the state to adopt less-stringent federal pollution standards.
"California's not just going to roll over", he said. "It's nutty it's been allowed to develop". The Bush administration sued, arguing that the move would require tightening fuel-economy standards, which were under federal control.
At a Congressional hearing last month, Rosenstein responded to charges by Jordan that he was "hiding information from Congress". A House Republican aide said the two lawmakers were not attempting to force quick action on the articles of impeachment .
United are far from being at full strength and sitting in the searing summer afternoon heat is not for everyone. Speaking after the game, manager Jose Mourinho described the post World Cup finals pre-season as "strange".
The winning numbers were drawn Tuesday night for the $522 Mega Millions jackpot, the fifth largest in the game's history. A sign displays that the Mega Millions Lottery prize is $512 million at a newsstand in New York City, July 23, 2018.
New Zealand are also the first team to win the back-to-back women's World Sevens titles after their win in Moscow in 2013. Blyde opened the scoring in the final for New Zealand , who weathered some ferocious French tackling before cutting loose.
Friends and family have been sharing concerned messages on social media, asking anyone for information on his whereabouts. According to Page Six , Camp's sister reported he was missing on 7/19 to the Riverside Police Department in California .
Half the country said they believe Russian Federation interfered in the election, with 24 percent saying they believe it did not. The Kremlin has yet to officially accept the invitation, and has been coy about whether Putin will eventually do so.
Cohen , President Trump's longtime personal lawyer, recorded a almost two-hour conversation with CNN anchorman Chris Cuomo . He has paid household bills, made large purchases for Trump, and has communicated with Trump's outside investment advisers.
The pharmacist "kept asking, loudly and in front of other CVS staff and customers, why I was given the prescriptions", Hall wrote. So, she chose to file a complaint to the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy on Thursday, insisting something had to be done.
Vladeck said Trump can probably override federal regulations and take action himself to remove a person's security clearance . He said that Russian Federation "did meddle with our elections" and that he would consider further sanctions against Moscow.
Mr Ives said the popularity of Instagram should help Facebook blunt any fallout from challenges at its namesake network. Instagram last month reported it had hit 1 billion monthly users for the first time, up from 800 million in September.
Demi Lovato has been rushed to hospital in LA after suffering what is thought to be a drug overdose, according to reports by TMZ . The star recently split with her life coach, Mike Bayer, as well as letting go several other members of her team.
Dollar dips, stocks slip on Trump remarks
Trump's threats to slap duties on all $500 billion of USA imports from China triggered selloffs across global stock markets. Benchmark 10-year US notes last fell 14/32 in price to yield 2.8968 percent, from 2.847 percent late on Thursday.